For 332 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott Foundas' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Bloody Sunday
Lowest review score: 0 Reasonable Doubt
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 332
332 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Above all a rousing entertainment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Richly satisfying both as subversive, music-biz primer and as gritty, true-life underdog story.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Unabashedly tasteless, wholly trashy and, also, hugely entertaining.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Kiarostami shoots Africa with an uncanny verisimilitude, coming close here to his idea of a "poetic cinema" indebted more to poetry and music than the theatrical novelistic storytelling tradition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It's a pungent study of fads, trends and the way everything once genuine ends up being homogenized and exploited beyond recognition by corporate America -- a fine companion piece to Stacy Peralta's "Dogtown and Z-Boys," but with a more raw, punkish aesthetic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Estes' debut feature's strength lies in its crackling intensity, ultra-sharp character insights and an affinity for teenage protagonists who look and sound like real teens.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Consistently hilarious.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Rick McKay's exceptional new documentary Broadway: The Golden Age presents a veritable avalanche of interviews with some of the biggest names in the history of the American theater, preserving for posterity their wise words and disarming anecdotes.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    An often thrilling, always compelling intro to the sport.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This buoyant, optimistic fable seems to share in the late Ronald Reagan's optimism for America. It does so with the help of a gifted comic ensemble led by Tom Hanks.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Offers a highly engaging immersion into a culture of larger-than-life characters driven by their thrill-seeking instincts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A stimulating scientific inquiry that may cause audiences to look at (and think about) the world around them in dramatically different terms.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Wryly comic, sometimes heartbreaking and altogether original film about a thirtysomething Angeleno who pays a visit to his aging New York parents and finds himself unwilling or unable to leave.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    By the standards of today's bombastic "event" movies, this is a refreshingly modest endeavor—one in which the main event is the skillful holding of our attention, all the way from "Once upon a time" to "Happily ever after."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Even working within a more conventional framework, Blomkamp again proves to be a superb storyteller. He has a master’s sense of pacing, slowly immersing us into his future world rather than assailing us with nonstop action, and envisioning that world with an architect’s eye for the smallest details.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It is never less than fascinating — and sometimes dazzling — in its ambitions.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    An entertaining, affectionate documentary created by three self-professed fanboys, which proves as nostalgic for the host himself as for a bygone broadcast era, before the reality-TV explosion allowed the inmates to fully take over the asylum.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    It’s a bit square, never particularly surprising, yet very rich in its sense of creative people and their spirit of self-reinvention.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    The Bling Ring traces an intriguing feedback loop of which it is knowingly a part: a movie that affords its subjects the very immortality they so aggressively sought.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A big, unruly bacchanal of a movie that huffs and puffs and nearly blows its own house down, but holds together by sheer virtue of its furious filmmaking energy and a Leonardo DiCaprio star turn so electric it could wake the dead.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A modestly scaled and highly pleasurable sequel to Wan’s low-budget 2011 smash that should have genre fans begging for thirds.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Playful and tense, loaded with wry cine-references and propelled by an ebullient energy...It seems more obvious than ever how much Rivette has influenced a subsequent generation of filmmakers—Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry—and expanded our sense of the possible.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    “Dogtown and Z-Boys” meets “The Lives of Others” in This Ain’t California, a spirited not-quite-documentary portrait of the skateboarding subculture that flourished in East Germany in the early 1980s.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    22 Jump Street hits far more often than it misses, and even when it misses by a mile, the effort is so delightfully zany that it’s hard not to give Lord and Miller an “A” for effort.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Even at its most opaque, Bastards always exerts a dreamlike pull rooted in Denis’ rhythmic layerings of image, sound and music.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Ranging over familiar material, but made vivid by Morris’ fecund associations and invigorating stylistic flourishes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A penetrating and ultimately heartbreaking inventory of hard lessons learned on and off the court.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    Whenever Firth and Stone are onscreen together, the movie sings; the rest of the time it’s never less than a breezy divertissement.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    A superior piece of Texas pulp fiction that starts out like a house on fire, sags a bit in the middle, then rallies for an exuberantly bloody finish.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Scott Foundas
    This meticulously designed and directed debut feature from writer-director Jennifer Kent (expanded from her award-winning short, “Monster”) manages to deliver real, seat-grabbing jolts while also touching on more serious themes of loss, grief and other demons that can not be so easily vanquished.